Day 12: The future of Teens Unite

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23 Dec, 2021
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Day 12: The future of Teens Unite

Our long-standing ambition is to build a retreat where young people can receive the emotional, social, and physical support they need throughout their battle with cancer. It will be known as The House of Teens Unite. Earlier this year, we were delighted to submit plans for the build to take place on land we acquired in a rural, countryside location in Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire. 

The plan at The House is for young people, aged 13-24, to visit for day activities along with short, three-night residential stays, in a fully staffed environment. To spend time with others their age in a similar situation, whilst learning new skills and positively challenging themselves through the different activities we organise.  

We have been providing this support to teenagers and young adults fighting cancer for the past 14 years, but without a base to facilitate our activities and residential stays, we have reached our capacity for the support we can provide. The House of Teens Unite will be the first of its kind in England and will enable us to offer greater opportunities to more young people at a time when they need us most, supporting them to continue living their years as a young adult in the best possible way. 

As we write this, our final story in our campaign of Twelve Days of Giving, we have to report that sadly our plans were rejected by Broxbourne Borough Council, so this final ask is for you to support the petition started by Ian, the father of a young man who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Ian knew the value of the support teens Unite provides and wants to make sure that no young person faces that battle alone.

Please sign and share the petition so we can show the public support for the House.

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